What should happen to the San Pedro smokestack off the Harbor Freeway?

On Facebook, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council asks a great question:

 

What do you think should happen to the smokestack off the 110 freeway on the sanitation yard, that says "San Pedro"? Remove, keep, fix up?

This caught my attention because I read with some alarm about the revamping of the pedestrian bridge that hangs over Gaffey.

Over the next few weeks there will be sandblasting, painting and replacement of bridge fencing, then decorative blue lighting to reflect the nearby Vincent Thomas Bridge will be added. It sounds great but I always loved that bridge and the fat yellow and black letters that yelled San Pedro.

 

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council Treasurer John Stinson told the Daily Breeze: "Everyone and his mother drapes stuff over the side, And the lettering on it is almost industrial. It's hardly inviting."

 

But it seems to me that the bridge is part of the community is a good thing. Do you have a picture of it saying Happy Birthday to someone you love?

 

Back to the San Pedro Smokestack - There aren't very many cities that have a 50-foot-tall welcome sign. San Pedro's lucky to have an identity. And industrious, hardworking people are part of that proud identity.

 

On Facebook, no one appreciates the icon and they are saying take it down.

 

Should we keep the sign? What do you say?

 

Photo by JoJo Melons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jojomelons/5245470688/.

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Comment by Eddie North-Hager on May 16, 2011 at 11:30pm
Well half said keep it but spruce it up, maybe turn it into a light house. The other half said it was an eyesore and too industrial.
Comment by Danny Pierce on May 11, 2011 at 7:41pm

Take it down, it is an eyesore. It is a reminder of old technology that polluted the harbor air.

 

Comment by Branimir Kvartuc on May 10, 2011 at 2:55pm
I'm with Bernardo...what's the argument for taking it down??
Comment by Gary Nilsen on May 10, 2011 at 9:44am

who is everyone?Some new commers or wannbe locals. I always hear the natives bragging about the stack

 

Comment by Bernardo Alps on May 10, 2011 at 7:56am

What's the argument for taking it down?

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